2020 NADRC Webinar (February 12, 2020): Occupational Therapy and Social Work: Offering Community-Based Approaches to Support People Living with Dementia and their Caregivers

2020 NADRC Webinar:
Occupational Therapy and Social Work: Offering Community-Based Approaches to Support People Living with Dementia and their Caregivers
This webinar will discuss the beneficial role of occupational therapy and social work for people living with dementia and their caregivers. Evidence-based/informed interventions being implemented through ACL-ADPI project for people living alone with dementia, for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and dementia, and for those with distressing behaviors will be discussed. Recommendations on ways to help clients receive appropriate occupational therapy services will be shared. In addition, community-based approaches utilizing social workers to serve people living with dementia and their caregivers will be discussed. Topics will include examples from an urban nonprofit organization, as well considerations, recommendations, and benefits for integrating social work practices.
Presenters: Stephani Shivers, MEd, OTR/L; Jane Gruner, LMFT

The presentation can be accessed at: https://youtu.be/5vF163qn0u4

Key Words: occupational therapy, OT, social work, SW, community-based dementia programs